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Due to the variant spellings of the name, it is uncertain whether all the entries below refer to this Henry Forrer.

1767 On 28 March, Henry Forry granted water rights to Christian Stoner in York County. [1]

1790 Henry Forey and wife (no children) lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. Nearby was Abraham Forrey with 5 females and 5 younger males. [2] Christian Stoner was listed on the next page.

1798 Henry Forry [Forrer] was listed in the US direct tax with a wood house, size 24 by 28 feet, one story, 4 windows, 32 panes, on a 2 acre lot. Henry Forey had a house valued at $1512 and a dwelling valued at $300. Henry Forry had a barn of wood on 140 acres and 60 acres on barrens, adjoining Christian Stoner, valued at $1210. Henry Forry had a dwelling valued at $220. [3]

1798 Henry Forrey was taxed for 153 acres and 1 horse in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. [4]

1800 Henry Forny [Forrer] (age 26-44) and 2 Males (Henry, Ulrich) and 4 Females (Magdalena, Nancy, Barbara, and Mary) under age 10 and 1F age 16-25 lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. Christian Newcomer lived nearby. [5][6] Christian Stoner was listed on the prior page.

1810 Henry Forry and wife (both age 26-45) and 5 sons and 4 daughters lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania. Nearby was Abraham Floary and family. Neighbors included Ziegler, Sentlohn, Daron, and Shell. [7][8]

1811 A deed dated October 8 conveyed 46.11 acres in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania from attorneys of John Penn to Henry Furry. [9]

1820 Henry Furrey (age 45+) lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with family. Henry Newcommer (age 45+) was listed on the same page. [10][11]

1823 On 8 April, "On petition of Jacob and Abraham Forry, each above the age of fourteen years, and sons of Henry Forry, the [York County Orphans] Court appoint their father Henry Forry guardian of their estate coming to them from the estate of their grand mother Magdalena Ingle, deceased (bond and security filed)." [12]

1828 A deed dated March 6 conveyed land in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania from John Penn to Henry Forry Sr. [13]

1830 Henry Forney (age 60-70) lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania with female (age 40-50) and family. John Newcommer (age 60-70) was listed on the same page. [14][15]

1836 Henry Forry died. Son John Florey and David Bahn (a neighbor?) were executors for his estate. David Fahringer and Michael Streiblin prepared the inventory. On August 11, 1836, they posted $15,000 Pennsylvania money when they were bound to the roles.

1836 On 13 September, John Forry petitioned the York County Orphans Court: "... the petition of John Forry one of the sons and heirs of Henry Forry late of Hellam Twp deceased who died intestate ... leaving a widow named Magdalena, also sixteen children now living and the issue of one who died namely Henry, Magdalena the wife of Jacob [Lehman], Barbara the wife of Henry Fisher, Mary the wife of Jacob Stultzbach, Maria the wife of Joseph Rohrer, John the petitioner, Jacob Forry, Abraham Forry, Daniel Forry, Elizabeth Forry, Henry Forry, Joseph Forry, Samuel Forry, Susanna Forry, David Forry, and Rudy Forry. Also the issue of Henry [sic Ulrich] deceased viz Mary, Elizabeth, and Henry Forry. The aforesaid children and grand children all being lawful issue. That said intestate died seized as of fee of the dwelling plantation with the buildings and improvements situate in the same township bounded by lands of George Gohre?, Benjamin Strickler, Henry Stover, Joseph Stover, John Houser, and others containing about one hundred seventy acres more or less also another tract of land in the same township with a house and stable thereon adjoining land of Christian Stoners heirs, Christian Kunkle and others containing about seventy five acres more or less - also another tract of land in the same township bound by lands of Peter Freed, Thomas Caldwalader and others with a house and barn containing about twenty one acres - all which said land and premises the said parties hold together and undivided and are unable to agree on any other mode of partition or valuation. The petitioner therefor prays that an inquest may be awarded to make partition of the premises ..." Sheriff Adam Eichelberger appointed 12 honest men to value and divide the 4 parcels of land. [16]

1836 On 3 October, upon petition of Elizabeth, Freney, Joseph, and Samuel Forry, minor children of Henry Forry late of Hellam Township deceased, all above the age of fourteen years, the York County Orphans Court appointed Peter Deitz guardian over the persons and estates of the said minor children. [17]

1836 On 3 October, upon petition of Magdalena Forry, widow of Henry Forry late of Hellam Township deceased, on behalf of her three children namely Susanna, David, and Rudy Forry; all minor children under the age of fourteen years of said deceased; the York County Orphans Court appointed Michael Strebig guardian over the persons and estates of the said minor children. [18]

1836 On 8 November, Adam Eichelberger, high sheriff of the county of York reported to the York County Orphan's Court the details of a division of the estate of Henry Forry into four parts. [19]

1836 On 8 November, on motion of Charles Barnitz, attorney of John Forry, the York County Orphan's Court award a Rule upon all the heirs ... of Henry Forry deceased to be and appear at an Orphans Court to be held ... 13th day of December next ... [20]

1836 On 13 December, the York County Orphans Court used the rule of partition, which had been published in newspapers in York and in Harrisburg, to make offers of parts of the estate to the heirs at the valuations returned. The oldest son Henry Forry did not appear. The Guardian of the children of Ulrich Forry, the second son, did not appear. Abraham Forry, the fifth son did not appear. John and Jacob the third and fourth sons and Daniel Forry the sixth son appeared and desire to accept. John accepts part number two, Jacob accepts part number one, and Daniel accepts part number three. Part number four was not accepted and was to be sold on 7 January next. [21]

1836 On 13 December, the York County Orphans Court recorded details of the payments made by Jacob, John, and Daniel Forry; the purchasers of the parts of the partition; to Magdalena the widow and to Henry Forry, Magdalena the wife of Jacob Lehman, Barbara the wife of Henry Fisher, Mary the wife of Jacob Stultzbach, Maria the wife of Joseph Rohrer, John Forry, Abraham Forry, Daniel Forry, Elizabeth Forry, Froeny Forry, Joseph Forry, Susanna Forry, David Forry, and Rudy Forry; and also to Mary, Elizabeth, and Henry Forry, the children of Ulrich Forry. [22]

1836 The inventory for Henry Forry's estate was posted 19 August. The inventory of Henry's estate included carpenter tools, animals, windmill, grindstone, smiths tools, 4 wagons, a lot of books, 1 share of bridge stock, 60 bank shares, apple mill, and other items. The inventory for the widow included furniture, cloth, animals 7 books, and other items. Bonds and notes were due from Zacharias Hengst $35, Abraham Forry $546, Jacob Forry$184+$26-, and John Forry $40. Amounts by advancement (?) Henry Forry $1189, Jacob Lehman $1211, Ulrich Forry $416 (deceased), Henry Fisher $470 (Barbara), Jacob Stultzbach $1051 (Nancy or Anna), Joseph Rohrer $993 (Maria), John Forry $1001, Jacob Forry $867, Abraham Forry $913, Daniel Forry $52, Elizabeth Forry $68, and Fronica Forry $16. John, Abraham, Jacob, and Daniel Forry were present at the estate sale (vendu) on 22 Nov 1836. Widow, Jacob, Joseph?, John, and Daniel Forry; Henry Fisher; and Jacob Lehman were present at the estate sale (vendu) on 5 Jan 1837. Another sale was held on 8 Mar 1837. Daniel Forry bought several of the books including the bible. Abraham and John also bought books. Woodland lots were sold: 1/3rd on 1 Apr 1837 to John Kauffman, 1/3rd on 1 Apr 1838 to Henry Williams, and 1/3rd on the death of the widow. Henry was buried at Stoner Cemetery, Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania.

1837 On 14 February, John Forry and David Bahn reported on the sale of several lots from the estate of Henry Forry. [23]

1838 Accounts were settled by Peter Deitz, ward of minor sons Henry, Samuel, and Joseph Forry.

1838 On 31 March, Magdalena Lehmann wife of Jacob Lehman of Hellam Twp claimed entitlement to $43 + $612.50 from the sale of land in the estate of Henry. She asked that the money be transferred to her husband and the judge (George Barnitz) agreed that she did so without any threat or compulsion on the part of her husband.

1838 On 22 May, Nancy Sultzbach, wife of John Sultzbach of Upper Paxton Twp, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania claimed entitlement to $43 + $612.50 from the sale of land in the estate of Henry. She asked that the money be transferred to her husband and the judge (George Barnitz) agreed that she did so without any threat or compulsion on the part of her husband.

1838 On 20 July, Mary Rohrer, wife of Joseph Rohrer of Stark County, Ohio claimed entitlement to settlement from the estate of her father Henry. She asked that the money be transferred to her husband and the judge agreed and the agreement was sent to Judge George Barnitz of York County, Pennsylvania.

1840 Sons John, Henry, and Jacob Forey lived in Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania, but none had an older female (widow Forrey) in the household. [24]

1842 On 2 Aug, minors over the age of 14 Susanna, David, and Rudy Forry petitioned the Orphans' Court to appoint John Houser as their guardian because Michael Strebig had lately died. The appointment was made.

Research Notes:

1763 On 28 August, Henry Feree was born and was christened 9 June 1798 at Christ Lutheran Church, York, York County, Pennsylvania. [25]

The birthdate ranges for children are based on guardian papers from the estate of Henry Forry issued between 1836 and 1842. The children were named and assigned to guardians depending upon whether they were above age 14 or not and one guardianship was changed when the first guardian died. We have assigned approximate birth years to the children, assuming that the list of children named in the Orphans' Court record of 13 September, 1836 was ordered from oldest to youngest.

Footnotes:

[1] York County, Pennsylvania deed C-260.

[2] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1790, page 380, [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] United States Direct Tax of 1798: Pennsylvania. Film M372. IRS, Record Group 58. NARA, ancestry.com.

[4] Hellam Twp, York County, Pennsylvania tax, [Ancestry_Image].

[5] US census, 1800, Reel 0044, Image 170, [Internet Archive].

[6] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1800, PA, York, Hellam, pagination 1318, [FamilySearch_Record].

[7] US census, 1810, Reel 0057, Image 169, bottom page, line 18, [Internet Archive].

[8] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1810, [FamilySearch_Record].

[9] York County, Pennsylvania deed 2W-142.

[10] US census, 1820, Reel 0114, Image 95, line 4, [Internet Archive].

[11] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1820, indexed as Henry Freney, [FamilySearch_Record].

[12] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court docket O-16, [FamilySearch_Image].

[13] York County, Pennsylvania deed 3I-476.

[14] US census, 1830, Reel 0160, Image 844, line 7, [Internet Archive].

[15] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1830, [FamilySearch_Record].

[16] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-278 (image 149), [FamilySearch_Image].

[17] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-300 (image 161), [FamilySearch_Image].

[18] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-300 (image 161), [FamilySearch_Image].

[19] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-337 (image 179), [FamilySearch_Image].

[20] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-303 (image 162), [FamilySearch_Image].

[21] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-337 (image 179), [FamilySearch_Image].

[22] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-339 (image 180), [FamilySearch_Image].

[23] York County Pennsylvania Orphans Court S-376 (image 201), [FamilySearch_Image].

[24] US census, 1840

[25] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film Q974.841 Y1 V2Y V5-6, [FamilySearch_Record].


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